WFT-E2/E3 Wireless Transmitters
The WFT-E2 and WFT-E3 offer multi-protocol control and convenient USB hosting in a compact package. The WFT units allow you to connect to both wireless and wired LAN networks with full support for FTP, HTTP and PTP. A new connection wizard makes setting up a WiFi connection quicker and easier than before and allows WPA-PSK authentication and TKIP encryption to ensure secure data transfer.
For those working in studios or on location these units are the quickest way of getting your images in front of your clients. Shoot tethered using an Ethernet 100Mbps connection for fast image transfer, wirelessly transmit images using 802.11b (11Mbps) or 802.11g (54Mbps) connections, or simply used the USB host functions to shoot images direct to an external USB hard drive.
To retain the weather sealing of the cameras, the units feature a built-in antenna. These units are perfect for commercial studios, sports and wedding photographers. At a wedding you can remain mobile, free from the clutter of cables. Images can be transmitted immediately back to a base-station where an assistant can select and edit them on location and present a slideshow in time for the wedding reception. For sports and news photographers, images can be transferred directly to the picture desk, using HTTP mode, for review by the picture editor in almost real-time. For the busy commercial studio, having images available to view by the client or art director while the shoot is going on can save time. The art director could potentially give meaningful direction from anywhere in the world. Alternatively, it can be used in less pressured environments to get images onto a larger screen where they can be checked for lighting and focus issues.
If you want to geo-tag your images so they can be located on a map, you will also need one of these units as it provides the connection to allow the latitude and longitude information to be embedded within the EXIF data of each image you take.
(The WFT-E3A is a US variant. It is functionally the same, but to comply with US laws on radio transmission it has 11 channels rather than 13.)
||PTP, HTTP, FTP|
||ARIB STD-T66 (Low-Power Data Communication System/Wireless LAN System), IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE 802.11g |
||DS-SS modulation (IEEE 802.11b) and OFDM modulation (IEEE 802.11g)|
||Approx. 150 m (With no obstructions between transmitting and receiving antennas, and with a large, high performance antenna attached to the wireless LAN access point) |
||WFT-E2: 2412 - 2472 MHz (central frequency, 13 channels total)|
WFT-E2A: 2412 - 2462 MHz (central frequency, 11 channels total)
||Infrastructure or ad hoc (IEEE 802.11b/g)|
||Authentication method: Open, shared key, WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK Encryption: WEP, TKIP and AES |
|Wired LAN standards compliance
||IEEE 802.3u (Ethernet 100 Base-TX)|
|USB connection compatible devices
||External media or GPS devices|
||Camera – Extension system terminal Wired LAN – Ethernet RJ-45 port External device - USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port (for connecting external media and GPS devices) |
||BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511 or BP-512|
Automatic battery check
|Approximate number of images transferred
||Normal temperature (23°CC) – 2600|
Low temperature (0°CC) – 2600
Using a fully charged BP-511A. Testing based on CIPA standards when performing automatic transfer of an image of 4MB.
Fewer images can be transferred when using wireless LAN for transfer. The number of transferable images will decrease when an external media device or GPS unit is connected and bus-powered.
||134.8 × 45.0 × 75.4 mm|
||Approx 340g excluding battery|
||0°C – 40°C|
85% or less humidity